Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sewing In - Part II

Isn't he a handsome boy? and he is such a good boy too...Obba wanted to sleep on the quilt I'm working on but I told him no, patted his pillow and told him to go to sleep here... and he did.

I put my jammies on about 6 p.m., ate lots of junk food and finished quilting the center of the Retro Chic quilt, including the loops and leaves in the pop borders.

I normally sew using a Bernina Activa 125 however I quilted this using my old New Home (Janome). My New Home is 25 years old, it is a heavy mechancial sewing machine, no electronics, which is a good thing because I dropped it once about 3 feet on to concrete. The only that broke was the handle - I don't think my Bernina would have survived a drop like that. I like machine quilting with my New Home better than my Bernina, with one exception, the New Home does not have needle up / needle down functionality. I really really like that functionality.

Well you can see how bad my curves and spacing are in the above picture. But the loops and leaves look pretty good.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely job on the quilt! Wasn't the Friday Night Sew-In fun??

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is retro.........Very pretty..Love it.....and you too. Mom

Sandy said...

Cool quilt....ANY quilting to me is nice quilting! Fun at the Sew-in!

Cath Ü said...

hey quilting looks fine to me... Friday night sew-in was good..
Cath Ü

Notjustnat said...

Hi Joy, what a lovely quilt and quilting! Glad you had fun at FNS-in. I've signed-in to follow your blog too. Hope to see you on my blog again - Hugs Nat